Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Trouble With Health Problems Near Gas Fracking

From Fresh Air, WHYY, NPR: “I hear [stories] thousands of miles apart, in various states, and to me — to an untrained medical professional — they sound alarmingly similar,” he says. “But when we go to federal or state health … Continue reading

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Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Natural Gas Fields

From Scientific American: On a summer evening in June 2005, Susan Wallace-Babb went out into a neighbor’s field near her ranch in Western Colorado to close an irrigation ditch. She parked down the rutted double-track, stepped out of her truck … Continue reading

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Letter to New York from Pennsylvania

A letter from Libby Foust, published in the Ithaca Journal: Our family farm is in Bradford County, Pa. Our farm was one of the first well sites chosen and is now one of hundreds, soon to be thousands. When the … Continue reading

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NY Travel Magazine: Detox in Delaware County

A great article on visiting Delaware County from New York Travel Magazine, with many of our favorite places highlighted. And, at the same time, a really good reminder of why it matters to people beyond us that we’re not being … Continue reading

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Fracking Leases Cause for Regret in NY

From the New York Times: DRYDEN, N.Y. — Four years ago a man and a woman knocked on Katharine D. Dewart’s door, offering easy money for the use of her land. Handing her a brochure that included serene before-and-after pictures, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Interfaith Group Opposes Shale Drilling

A statewide interfaith organization has introduced questions of morality and climate change into the debate about Marcellus Shale gas well development. Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light today will issue a four-page “ethical analysis” that declares its opposition to development of … Continue reading

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Scientists Warn Cuomo of Danger to Drinking Water

Dozens of scientists, including four from the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo that it will be practically impossible for municipal drinking water systems to protect against chemicals used in natural gas hydraulic fracturing, also called hydrofracking. Their letter to the … Continue reading

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Water Contamination in Pennsylvania

Darrell Smitsky of Hickory, PA and Bob Donnan of Hopewell Township, PA discuss issues with their drinking water after Marcellus Shale drilling began.

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“It’s all gone.”

This young woman is thoughtful, articulate, and powerful as she describes the end of the area around her in Pennsylvania:

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